Master of Industrial Distribution in Industrial Distribution

The College of Engineering offers a graduate program leading to the degree of Master of Industrial Distribution (MID). Enrollment in MID classes is restricted to students who have been admitted to the MID program. The program of study has been designed for individuals within both manufacturing and industrial distribution companies.

The MID degree is a non-thesis degree for which a final oral examination is not required. The majority of MID courses are offered via web-based distance learning. New students are admitted in the fall semester only.

Program Requirements

Student’s Advisory Committee

After receiving admission to graduate studies and enrolling for coursework, the student will consult with the MID Program Office concerning program structure and requirements. The MID student’s “committee” consists of the Director of the MID Program Office. The Director has the responsibility for counseling the student on academic matters, and, in the case of academic deficiency, initiating recommendations to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Degree Plan

The degree plan must be completed and filed with the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies prior to the deadline imposed by the student’s college or by dates announced in the OGAPS calendar.

This proposed degree plan should be submitted through the online Document Processing Submission System located on the website http://ogsdpss.tamu.edu.

Additional coursework may be added to the approved degree plan by petition if it is deemed necessary by the MID Program Director to correct deficiencies in the student’s academic preparation. No changes can be made to the degree plan once the student’s Request for Final Examination or Request for Final Examination Exemption is approved by the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Credit Requirement

A minimum of 30 semester credit hours of approved courses is required for the Master of Industrial Distribution degree.

Transfer of Credit

No transfer of credit is allowed for the Master of Industrial Distribution degree.

Limitations on the Use of Transfer, Extension and Certain Other Courses

  1. No transfer credit is allowed.
  2. A maximum of 12 credit hours of 685 (Directed Studies) may be used with the approval of the MID Program Director.
  3. A maximum of 3 hours of 689 (Special Topics) may be used with the approval of the MID Program Director.
  4. A maximum of 3 hours of 693 (Professional Study) may be used with the approval of the MID Program Director.
  5. Extension courses are not acceptable for credit.

Exceptions will be permitted only in unusual cases and when petitioned by the student’s program and approved by the Director of the Master of Industrial Distribution Program and the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

Final Examination

A final oral examination is not required for the Master of Industrial Distribution degree. Except as noted above, the requirements for the degree of Master of Industrial Distribution are identical with those for the degree of Master of Science.

Additional Requirements

Residence

A student must complete 6 credit hours in resident study at Texas A&M University to satisfy the residence requirement for the Master of Industrial Distribution degree.

Students who are employed full-time while completing their degree may fulfill total residence requirements by completion of less-than-full time course loads each semester. In order to be considered for this, the student is required to submit a Petition for Waivers and Exceptions along with verification of his/her employment to the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies.

See Residence Requirements.

Time Limit

All degree requirements must be completed within a period of seven consecutive years for the degree to be granted. A course will be considered valid until seven years after the end of the semester in which it was taken. Graduate credit for coursework which is more than seven calendar years old may not be used to satisfy degree requirements.

Scholastic Requirements

To maintain good academic standing, an MID student must maintain a minimum cumulative 3.000 GPR each semester. If a student fails to attain a cumulative 3.000 GPR, he or she is placed on academic probation. A student on academic probation must raise his/her cumulative GPR to 3.000 or above by the end of the next 9 hours of coursework or within one calendar year, whichever comes first. If this requirement is not met, the MID Program Director will recommend that the Office of Graduate and Professional Studies block the student from further enrollment. If a student is blocked from further enrollment in the MID program, he or she shall not be permitted to enroll in other MID courses.

An MID student must attain a minimum cumulative 3.000 GPR on MID core courses.

Foreign Languages

A foreign language is not required for the Master of Industrial Distribution degree.

Application for Degree

For information on applying for your degree, please visit the Graduation section.